A 15th century document


The story of Jersey

Find out what makes our Island so special, read some of the heritage stories and discover our Island story

1958 image of people making cider
Cider making in Jersey

Apple orchards and cider-making are an intrinsic part of our history, having once shaped the landscape, culture and economy of the Island.

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Diagram showing size difference between normal adult and dwarf red deer
Dwarf Red Deer

Jersey Heritage has some rather unusual red deer bones on display at Jersey Museum.

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Registration card for Frigot
The Brighton Road tragedy

Donna Le Marrec, who works for the National Trust Jersey, uncovered surprising and tragic stories in her family tree.

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La Cotte from the Sea
La Cotte

At La Cotte de St Brelade (La Cotte) in Jersey, appearances are deceptive but there is more to it than meets the eye.

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Landscape of Elizabeth Castle fortress with sea surrounding the footprint of the castle
The History and Future of an Island’s Fortress

We are restoring Elizabeth Castle to ensure it is protected for generations to come

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Close up of some Coriosolitae coins
The Coin Hoard comes home

The story of Le Câtillon II, the largest hoard of Iron Age gold and silver coins, jewellery and ingots ever found in Western Europe.

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Painting of Elizabeth Castle from 1764
Corn riots

Learn about the corn riots of 1769, why they happened and how this public protest inspired change.

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Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.

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